3750 Gunn Hwy., Tampa, FL 33618, Suite 207

Helping Tampa Families

Specializing in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

My Practice

My Experience

I am a Licensed Psychologist located in Tampa, Florida. With 20 years of experience, a doctorate in clinical psychology, and a specialization in child psychology, I have helped hundreds of Bay area families with the challenges of building happier and more fulfilling lives and stronger families. I currently serve as the President of the Bay Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association.


My Treatment Focus

Fluent in both English and Spanish, I offer psychological services to Bay Area families. My work includes psychotherapy for children, adolescents and young adults, and psychological  and educational evaluations to patients of all ages. My work focuses on children and families. I consistently use methods from cognitive and behavioral therapies, I also incorporate play and family therapy strategies when applicable. 

My Patient Promise

I am committed to the challenging yet worthwhile goals of helping children grow and thrive and building stronger families. My guidance and help, rooted in researched-based practices, can help these become reality.

My Work

Psychological Services

I specialize in psychological treatment for children, adolescents and young adults. I also complete educational evaluations for both gifted and struggling students, from ages 4 to adulthood. I offer a free, confidential telephone consultation prior to initiating any psychological service. Please note I only accept TriCare insurance. 

Adult Services: Parenting and Family Issues • Psychological Evaluations • Psychoeducational Evaluations

Children's Services: ADHD • Adjustment to Divorce • Behavioral Difficulties • Emotional Regulation • Family Conflict • Sleep Problems • Anxiety/Depression • Homeschool Evaluations • Psychological Evaluations • Psychoeducational Evaluations • Gifted Testing and others


ADHD and Learning Disabilities

Are you or someone you love struggling with school? I have performed hundreds of comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational evaluations for children, adolescents, college and graduate students and adults. These evaluations have covered issues including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dysgraphia, and emotional and behavioral disorders. During my decade with one of Tampa Bay’s large school districts, I gained not only a profound understanding of students who possess exceptional abilities, but also a thorough familiarity with public and private schools’ policies. I can helpfully guide parents through the evaluation process and explain how the results may be used to shape your child's education plan and their course of studies. I am credentialed as an evaluator for Vocational Rehabilitation and as an Independent Educational Evaluator for Hillsborough County Schools.

Gifted Evaluations

I have 20 years of experience completing gifted evaluations for children in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties. I strive to offer a comfortable environment that is conducive to obtaining the most accurate portrayal of your child's learning potential.

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Maria T. Aranda, Ph.D.

3750 Gunn Hwy., Tampa, FL 33618, Suite 207

(813) 431-2798


Mon-Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Sat and Sun